In October, Microsoft – perhaps inadvertently – revealed that Windows 11’s Snipping Tool screenshot utility was getting a significant update with the addition of a screen recording option.
After the Surface event where the news apparently leaked, there was no news about the Windows 11 screen recorder. But now Microsoft has made the new feature available to a select group users, signaling that a wider rollout may be imminent.
The arrival of a built-in screen recorder for Windows 11 is a treat for some users registered as Windows Insiders, as Microsoft often does with preview builds of Windows 11, the company uses the Feedback Hub app to run a “quest” to test new features on users – in this case, the screen recording option in the Snipping Tool app.
As we saw a few months ago, in the updated Snipping Tool (you need to be running version 11.2211.11.0 or later), a new Record button is used to access the recording mode of screen.
Much like the standard screenshot component of the Snipping Tool app, you can then use a selection tool to draw around the area of the desktop you want to capture. You can then record the on-screen activity and save the result as a video file.
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